Posts categorized: Art Therapy

Mark making exploration: Each person divides a piece of paper into 4 boxes. Four different songs are played (ideally in different styles/genres). After each song is played, the students make “response marks” that represent what the song feels like visually to them (i.e. dots, squiggles, triangles, crosshatching etc). It is interesting to compare and contrast the different drawings at the...

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Here are the first day assignments – the first is a warm-up and the kids loved it! The second two are from their portraits of each other…I’ve included four pieces from the class work today – again taken with my cellphone, but you get the basic feel for them! Warm up: (regular Charcoal) Each person puts their name on the...

July 22, 2009

This summer I will be an art instructor in a three week intensive program in Boston called Artsbridge. I am incredibly excited and honored to be a part of this program and will be updating my blog regularly over the summer as the experiences there unfold…so keep checking back! Below is a description of the program, courtesy of their site...

June 16, 2009

“It is in the space between inner and outer world, which is also the space between people–the transitional space–that intimate relationships and creativity occur.” -(D.W. Winnicott from Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena,1951) The term “transitional object” is used frequently in art therapy. In her book Handbook of Art Therapy, Cathy Malchiodi gives an excellent description of the meaning behind transitional...

May 17, 2009

I wanted to share that I will be taking part in a show of art and performance that will include first and second year creative arts therapy student work. We wanted to open up our studio and learning space to the public and share some of the experiential and personal work that we have been doing as artists, dancers, and...

May 7, 2009

Yesterday was my final day of classes for my first year in graduate school…I don’t think it’s quite hit me yet on many levels, and the idea of “summer break” seems quite foreign to me after a number of years without it! I keep checking my computer for another paper that needs to be written, but they are all finished....

May 7, 2009

I have been having many dreams about houses lately. The houses are composites of various places that I have lived. Some seem to stretch out into infinity, like a maze that has no end. While moving through these types of houses in my dreams I may feel overwhelmed, but also compelled to keep exploring the endless rooms. Art therapists will...

April 25, 2009